Day in history for September 1, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Azel Bodinson of Rock Island was critically injured while working on a Rock Island Lines train in Peoria.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Current prices in Rock Island are: Eggs, 12 cents a dozen; butter, 16 cents a pound; potatoes, 35 cents a bushel.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Dan H. McNeal, East Moline, was appointed assistant state's attorney.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Mel Gordon, former Rock Island High and Drake University star, will be one of the signal callers for the Quad-City Mohawks when they open the season Sunday afternoon at the Rock Island Public Schools stadium, meeting the Wausau, Wisc., club in a Central States Professional Football League game.

1975 -- 25 years ago
One of the youngest competitors ever shared top honors in one of the area's oldest tournaments when 10-year-old Gary Maass of Rock Island was on the winning threesome in the 52nd annual Daily Dispatch Rolle Bolle Tournament at Stephens Park, Moline. Gary, who took up the sport only this year, scored a couple of critical points in the championship round. Joining Gary on the winning team were Bob DeBusschere of Moline and Chuck Emmendorfer of East Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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